Cameroon Literacy Rate 1976-2024

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2020 was 78.23%, a 1.16% increase from 2018.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2018 was 77.07%, a 5.78% increase from 2010.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2010 was 71.29%, a 0.61% increase from 2007.
  • Cameroon literacy rate for 2007 was 70.68%, a 2.27% increase from 2000.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Mongolia 99.18%
West Bank and Gaza 97.51%
Indonesia 96.00%
Bolivia 93.85%
Sri Lanka 92.38%
El Salvador 89.98%
Eswatini 89.28%
Zambia 87.50%
Ghana 80.38%
Cameroon 78.23%
Bangladesh 74.91%
Timor-Leste 69.90%
Cameroon Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2020 78.23% 1.16%
2018 77.07% 5.78%
2010 71.29% 0.61%
2007 70.68% 2.27%
2000 68.41% 27.19%
1976 41.22% 27.19%